Wick Testing Coco Soy / EC26 Wax & CD Wicks
About CD Wicks...
Stabilo, formerly knows as CD wicks respectively, the Stabilo wicks are coreless, non-directional, flat braided cotton wicks with a special paper filament woven around them. This configuration is engineered to promote maximum and consistent capillary action while ensuring a wick trimming flame posture. The Stabilo series is used in many different applications and is especially compatible with the harder to melt viscous vegetable-based waxes.
I'm using a 3-1/8" jar and the wicks I'm using are CD 2 (double wick), CD 3 (double wick), CD 6 (single wick), CD 7 (single wick), and CD 8 (single wick). I'm using our Cashmere fragrance oil at 9% fragrance load. I will allow it to cure for 2 weeks before testing them. I will keep you updated! The other items I used when testing are the bowtie wick centering bars and our candle wick trimmers.
If you've found a combination that works for you, please feel free to share your results below.
|Wax Type||Vessel Size||Wicks||Fragrance Load||Results|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CD 2 (Double Wick)||9%||Just started testing, but the melt pool is pretty deep early on. This vessel may only need 1 wick. Actually, this one is looking really good.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CD 3 (Double Wick)||9%||Just started testing, but melt pool is too deep and jar temp is too hot. This is too much wick for this size jar.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CD 6 (Single Wick)||9%||Too soon to say.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CD 7 (Single)||9%||Too soon to say.|
|EC26||3-1/8"||CD 8 (Single Wick)||9%||Too soon to say.|